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reformist

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Policies
reformistre‧form‧ist /rɪˈfɔːmɪst $ -ɔːr-/ adjective  PPPwanting to change systems or situations, especially in politics the reformist wing of the partyreformist noun [countable]
Examples from the Corpus
reformistDeng, who had been urging Kim for years to follow his reformist example, encouraged him anew.Hardliners in the judiciary then began to jail reformist journalists.Against this background, the muzzling of 16 reformist newspapers can only be seen as an assault on popular sovereignty.The amicable resolution suggested the reformist president and hard-line parliament may be trying to break their cycle of confrontation and deadlock.Father Georgi Kochetkov is a reformist priest who, after being excommunicated in 1997, has been received back into the church.Intellectuals, persecuted horribly under Mao, came back as advisers to the reformist rulers.But the deeper imprint of the central authority, and the harsher side to its reformist zeal, left scars.
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